Coverart for item
The Resource Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour, David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander

Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour, David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander

Label
Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour
Title
Chromatopia
Title remainder
an illustrated history of colour
Statement of responsibility
David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
“Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung and even crushed insects. From grinding down beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and serendipity, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories of over 50 of history's most extraordinary pigments. Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is a book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.”--Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coles, David
Dewey number
667
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lander, Adrian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pigments
  • Symbolism of colours
  • Colouring matter
  • Pigments
  • Colour
  • Colour in art
  • Dyes and dyeing
  • Colours
  • Colours
  • Colour
  • Color
  • Colours
  • Chemistry, Technical
  • Colour and form recognition test
  • Pigments (Biology)
Label
Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour, David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: The Basics Of Colour -- Blue -- Purple -- Red -- Orange -- Yellow -- Green -- I.The First Colours -- Ochres -- Chalk White -- Lamp Black -- Bone White -- Bone Black -- II.Colour in the Time of the Ancients -- Egyptian Blue -- Orpiment -- Realgar -- Woad -- III.Colour + The Classical World -- Lead White -- Tyrian Purple -- Indigo -- Malachite -- Azurite -- Red Lead -- Verdigris -- Chrysocolla -- IV.Medieval Colours -- Lac -- Vine Black -- Kermes -- Dragon's Blood -- Lapis Lazuli -- Peach Black -- Lead Tin Yellow -- Vermilion -- Smalt -- Saffron -- Blue Verditer -- Graphite -- Naples Yellow -- V.Writing Inks -- Gall Ink -- Bistre -- Sepia -- Walnut -- VI.Dyes, Lakes + Pinkes -- Arzica -- Brazilwood -- Logwood -- Stil De Grain -- Madder Lake -- Cochineal -- The Farmers of Cochineal -- VII.Mysterious Colours -- Indian Yellow -- Gamboge -- Mummy Brown -- VIII.The Explosion of Colours -- Prussian Blue -- Lead Chromates -- Emerald Green -- Cobalt --
  • Contents note continued: Potter's Pink -- Ultramarine -- Cadmium -- Cerulean Blue -- Manganese -- IX.A Brave New World of Colour -- Mars Colours -- Zinc White -- Titanium White -- Synthetic Chemistry of the Modern World -- X.The Science of Modern Colour -- Fluorescence -- Photoluminescence -- Yinmn Blue -- Vantablack -- Making Colour Visceral: How Paint is Made -- Lead White -- Carmine Lake -- Ultramarine -- Madder Lake
Control code
000061140459
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 223 pages
Isbn
9781760760021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011671424
Label
Chromatopia : an illustrated history of colour, David Coles ; with photography by Adrian Lander
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: The Basics Of Colour -- Blue -- Purple -- Red -- Orange -- Yellow -- Green -- I.The First Colours -- Ochres -- Chalk White -- Lamp Black -- Bone White -- Bone Black -- II.Colour in the Time of the Ancients -- Egyptian Blue -- Orpiment -- Realgar -- Woad -- III.Colour + The Classical World -- Lead White -- Tyrian Purple -- Indigo -- Malachite -- Azurite -- Red Lead -- Verdigris -- Chrysocolla -- IV.Medieval Colours -- Lac -- Vine Black -- Kermes -- Dragon's Blood -- Lapis Lazuli -- Peach Black -- Lead Tin Yellow -- Vermilion -- Smalt -- Saffron -- Blue Verditer -- Graphite -- Naples Yellow -- V.Writing Inks -- Gall Ink -- Bistre -- Sepia -- Walnut -- VI.Dyes, Lakes + Pinkes -- Arzica -- Brazilwood -- Logwood -- Stil De Grain -- Madder Lake -- Cochineal -- The Farmers of Cochineal -- VII.Mysterious Colours -- Indian Yellow -- Gamboge -- Mummy Brown -- VIII.The Explosion of Colours -- Prussian Blue -- Lead Chromates -- Emerald Green -- Cobalt --
  • Contents note continued: Potter's Pink -- Ultramarine -- Cadmium -- Cerulean Blue -- Manganese -- IX.A Brave New World of Colour -- Mars Colours -- Zinc White -- Titanium White -- Synthetic Chemistry of the Modern World -- X.The Science of Modern Colour -- Fluorescence -- Photoluminescence -- Yinmn Blue -- Vantablack -- Making Colour Visceral: How Paint is Made -- Lead White -- Carmine Lake -- Ultramarine -- Madder Lake
Control code
000061140459
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 223 pages
Isbn
9781760760021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011671424

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...